Archive for ‘May, 2015’


What’s New on the Book Block This Week?

What’s New on the Book Block This Week?

We’re still coming down off the great list of new releases from last week BUT that’s not stopping us from showcasing what’s new this week! Maybe you’ll find your next great read in the list below!! What’s New in Hardcover: Chowderland by Brooke Dojny Creamy Clam Chowder. Portuguese Caldo Verde Chowder. Northwest Salmon Chowder with […]

Consequences of war: One soldier’s struggle with torture and PTSD in Iraq

Consequences of war: One soldier’s struggle with torture and PTSD in Iraq

Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division bow their heads in prayer before a deployment ceremony for another tour in Iraq August 13, 2009 at Fort Riley, Kansas. The Army requires all soldiers take suicide awareness classes. Thousands of soldiers have returned from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental […]

Backyard Chickens & Bees

Backyard Chickens & Bees

Feel like your mornings are a bit mundane? Nothing to really pull you out of bed in the morning? How about rising to the cluck, cluck of your own backyard chickens? Envision the adventure—the steely nerves!—of having your own backyard beehive and harvesting your own honey? These and many other questions will be answered by […]

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

Sarah Margaret Fuller (Marquess Ossoli) was a woman with more drive, persistence—and nouns—associated with her name than most. Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was a scholar, intellectual, feminist, crusader, investigative journalist, critic, editor, columnist, foreign correspondent, conversationalist, and Transcendentalist.¹ She was friends with the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Nathaniel Hawthorne, […]

From Oenology to Criminology

From Oenology to Criminology

Northern California may be renowned for its vintages, but the state’s wine industry “actually was born near El Pueblo de Los Angeles.” Whatever one’s feelings may be about the Spanish missionaries, we must thank them for planting, nurturing, and then in 1782 harvesting their first vintage at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Vineyards were cultivated at […]

What’s in store for Lincoln Heights’ Bi-Rite Market?

What’s in store for Lincoln Heights’ Bi-Rite Market?

Lincoln Heights | Katrina Alexy/Instagram By NATHAN SOLIS LINCOLN HEIGHTS — It has been three years since  Bi-Rite Market at the corner of North Broadway and Griffin Avenue shut down. The parking lot has remained vacant and fenced off while the the market’s red paint has faded into a shade pink and a broken neon […]

Watching workers: Debating the legality of 24/7 tracking

Watching workers: Debating the legality of 24/7 tracking

A man uses a GPS app on a smartphone during a Google promotion event at the City of Fashion and Design (Cite de la mode et du design) in Paris on November 4, 2014.; Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images Myrna Arias had been working for the wire transfer company Intermex for two months when her boss […]

Best in Show: The California Classic

Best in Show: The California Classic

Anita had a fancy for bulldogs and Airedales. In 1908, Anita Baldwin, daughter of E. J. “Lucky” Baldwin and resident of Sierra Madre, founded the then Crown City Kennel Club, “envisioning for the west coast a dog club of the stature of the Westminster Club in the east.” Today, the Kennel Club of Pasadena is […]

The Offices of Adalbert Fenyes, M. D.

The Offices of Adalbert Fenyes, M. D.

Near the turn of the twentieth century, on April 26, 1902, Adalbert Fenyes leased from his wife Eva Scott Fenyes the four rooms on the second floor of the Wetherby & Kayser building in Pasadena, California. He agreed to pay $30 a month for rent beginning October 1st, plus “all water and artificial light used […]

Yard Lovin’ It

Yard Lovin’ It

Toys, furniture, electronics, clothing, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, bedding, holiday decorations, books, and movies…these are some of the items available for sale at “Yard Lovin’ It,” which benefits sick children and the family members who stay with them at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House on May 23rd. If a few closets, chests, or basements […]

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